This is a project that I wanted to do LAST year when everyone was on the whole “homemade coasters made with a tile” kick, but getting the girls to sit down and draw four pictures proved to be difficult. Luckily this year their attention spans were a little more prepared to handle the task. I used the same method of transfer as I did in the previous post with the waterslide transfer paper. I fall more and more in love with this product every time I use it.
These coasters were made specifically for each girl’s teacher. I have made baskets full of homemade goodies including Christmas coffee (a delicious blend that my family makes every year), sugar/cinnamon almonds, and homemade blackberry jelly. I think the coasters will look great nestled in with all of that.
So first, I scanned each girl’s photo into the computer, and added a border on Photoshop. Then, I printed on the waterslide paper and sprayed acrylic over it and let it dry. Then, following the instructions from the last post, I transferred each drawing onto a plain old, white floor tile. These were about 4.25″ square.
Once the transfers had dried, I coated each coaster with a generous coat of acrylic to seal it all in. Then, to finish the backs, I used a roll of cork liner. (I found mine in the shelf liner section of Home Depot).
Not being one to waste, I used a ribbon that was around the new sheets I just bought to hold the coasters together. I fashioned the bow out of the excess. I’m all about using what you have on hand!
I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. I think they’re adorable. Of course, I could be bias since my kids made them. I hope the teachers like them!